Element Assignment Character, Prop & Line Requirements
At the Kickoff Event we will announce a character, a prop and a line of dialogue just a few minutes before the Official Filmmaking Period begins.
These elements must be included in your film.
The elements will vary from city to city, but in each location ALL teams will have the same required elements. It's up to each team to decide how to integrate them into their own film. Teams compete for most creative use of these elements.
Examples of Previous Characters
Sinclair or Sylvia Vandermint, Kleptomaniac Madison, Wisconsin 2013
Rikko or Rikky Pardee, music producer Melbourne, Australia 2008
Larry or Lori Gardner, Designer Washington, District of Columbia 2008
Doug or Daphne Whyte, Fundraiser Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a pie Denver, Colorado 2007
a spoon San Diego, California 2007
a disposable camera Jacksonville, Florida 2009
a snow globe San Francisco, California 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Does this look right to you? Baltimore, Maryland 2014
I never thought I would see that. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2009
What do we have here? Little Rock, Arkansas 2012
I've looked and I can't find it. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2010
The required line of dialogue must be heard or seen - it may be written. It may be in a foreign language; however if it is not clear that this is the required line, it should be translated.
The required character does not have to be the star, but we must actually see him/her on the screen. Name tags, etc. are not necessary so long as the audience can infer who he/she is.
The required prop must be seen, and it should be used in your film in some way.
Adherence to Assignment
Did you know judges base part of their scores on a film’s adherence to assignment? This refers to the genre and required elements.
Elements in Credits Do Not Count
The required elements must appear in the story of your film. Use of the elements only in the end credits will NOT fulfill the requirement.